10 Things Law Schools Won’t Tell You: We reveal why the Juris Doctor isn’t what it used to be.

An article by SmartMoney magazine.  If you believe the following, in particular in reference to a law degree, you’re highly misguided and simply not listening to the CLEAR warnings being issued by the law school scam blogs and now the mainstream media:

“I thought if I got a higher degree, I’d have a better chance to get a job, but that’s not what happened.”

Ha. My favorite part is the caveat emptor, nonchalant ‘you’re stupid enough to believe what we say attitude from one administrator of the Thomas Cooley School of Law. Leave it to an attorney to justify its clients’ deceptive practices and possible violations of civil law. Yes, this is what you deal with in the real world, your supposed bosses, colleagues and mentors will eat you alive as long as they get paid to do it. “…. James Thelen, general counsel at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, says the institution follows the American Bar Association and NALP’s rules when reporting job placement rates, and its web site lists the sectors its graduates have been hired to work in. Separately, he says, colleges can’t predict how an economic downturn will impact job openings. “No reasonable person could look at the accurate data we report about graduate employment today and believe that it is a guarantee that the very same percentage of job opportunities will be available when he or she graduates,” says Thelen.” You hear that? you are being referred to as irrational, lacking sense or the ability to deduce that you will be gainfully employed or employed at all by believing what law school’s official represent in their statistics. Classic.

From the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times and now SmartMoney (this media outlet is designed to inform consumers about financial planning and investments–hint, hint) So if you haven’t received the hint that you should not go to law school, then go ahead, don’t say we didn’t warn you. This is self-explanatory, the rest of the story is here:  10 Things Law Schools Won’t Tell You ; SmartMoney, June 6, 2012.

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2 Comments »

  1. fuckall Said:

    Doth protest too much.

    “No reasonable person could look at the accurate data we report about graduate employment today and believe that it is a guarantee that the very same percentage of job opportunities will be available when he or she graduates,” says Thelen.

    The specific question about employment statistics is whether they accurately reflect the employment prospects for that graduating class.

    If it\’s so unreasonable for applicants to extrapolate from the employment prospects of the 2012 class to their own in 2015, then why publish them as part of your marketing materials?

    And, if no reasonable person would extrapolate from those statistics to their likely outcome, why manipulate the data?Isn\’t the point of manipulating the data precisely to deceive people who would otherwise make a different choice, which would be, shall we say, a \”reasonable\” choice? I guess you\’re just trying to further deceive all the people who would act unreasonably anyway and whom you would be happy populating your entire school?

  2. fuckall Said:

    Doth protest too much.

    “No reasonable person could look at the accurate data we report about graduate employment today and believe that it is a guarantee that the very same percentage of job opportunities will be available when he or she graduates,” says Thelen.

    The specific question about employment statistics is whether they accurately reflect the employment prospects for that graduating class.

    If it’s so unreasonable for applicants to extrapolate from the employment prospects of the 2012 class to their own in 2015, then why publish them as part of your marketing materials?

    And, if no reasonable person would extrapolate from those statistics to their likely outcome, why manipulate the data?Isn’t the point of manipulating the data precisely to deceive people who would otherwise make a different choice, which would be, shall we say, a “reasonable” choice? I guess you’re just trying to further deceive all the people who would act unreasonably anyway and whom you would be happy populating your entire school?


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